Out & About

Thames Barge by Jon Cowdock

Out and About is the name we give to outings organised on an informal basis which enable members to visit places of interest, practise their photography and spend time together (with essential refreshment stops included!).

In order to remain as inclusive as possible, we try to offer a range of outings – weekdays and weekends, daytimes and evenings, local and further afield, town and country. Where possible, there is no restriction on numbers; friends and family members are usually very welcome.

There is no set schedule for the year, but members will be kept fully informed of forthcoming events. Members are invited to offer suggestions for outings (or even to organise them).

Outings are overseen by our ‘Out & About’ co-ordinator – Dominic Murtagh

Forthcoming Out and About outings will be published on this page.

There’s ven a TPS Out and About Flickr page where members share (and comment on) photos taken on our outings. Please let Dominic know if you would like to join the Flickr group page.

Upcoming Out & Abouts

London to Brighton – Sunday 4th November (am only)

A) 8.30- 9.30 – Veteran Car Rally photoshoot 

Meet at junction of Earlswood Road and Common Road (Redhill RH1 6HG). Park where you can; there is a stretch of common bordered by these two roads and the A23 which provides decent views of the passing cars. 

Please arrive before 9.00 (Dominic will be there by 8.15 and will keep a lookout for members)

By 9.30, we will no doubt be in need of refreshment, so we’ll then move on to part B)…

B) 9.45 onwards – coffee / breakfast and Redhill aerodrome photoshoot

Meet at The Pilot’s Hub cafe inside the aerodrome (Hangar 9, Redhill Aerodrome, Redhill RH1 5JY). This provides a decent breakfast and affords excellent opportunities for photographing planes and helicopters (including those inside the hangar).

To help Dominic locate you on the day, please email him at outings@tpsinfo.org.uk in advance. If necessary, Dominic will reserve tables in the cafe.

Recent Out & Abouts

Tuesday 16 October –  Crossness Pumping Station

TPS Members visited (and photographed!) a Victorian masterpiece of engineering. Built by Joseph Bazelgette in the 19th century, it was the pumping station for the first large sewage system in London. It is not a sewage works today, but is a grade 1 listed building with some of the best-preserved Victorian ironwork anywhere.

Sunday 16th September – Godstone

We held an informal Out and About Godstone on Sunday 16 September and members grabbed some great shots:

More photos can be seen on our Flickr Page.